One of the largest metro stations in Italybelongs to the northern capital - Milan. There, the "subway" was opened already in 1964. The metro of this city is not as ramified as in Moscow. But still, in order to use it and not to confuse the directions that you need, you must learn how to read the scheme of the metro of Milan. After all, it is very useful for independent travelers, because its trains can get to many sights of this city for little money.
General description of Milan Metro
"Podzemka" of one of the largest cities in Italyhas a length of almost a hundred kilometers. When we look at the metro scheme of Milan, we see that it consists of four lines. Red, green and yellow have been around for a long time, and purple has opened since 2015, in total, these branches are united by 103 stations.
On the red line you can go from the west of Milan toits northern part, on the green - from the south to the east. All of them have points that allow you to switch from one branch to another. The yellow line leads from west to south. Not all stations of the Milan subway are underground. 10 of them are open, like ordinary trains or trams. And with 11 you can change to various electric trains.
The red and green lines are bifurcated, the lattereven several times. The purple branch was designed to relieve the center. And the blue line leading to Linate airport started to be built. It was due to open in 2015, but its launch was postponed until 2022.
How best to use the metro
Italian "subways" act the way they do everywherein the world. If you want to get to a certain station, then the metro scheme of Milan will help you. You find on which particular line the desired station is located, and choose which line leads there and where you can change seats. In order not to confuse the directions of trains, everywhere in the subway there are screens where it is indicated where exactly the train goes and how many minutes before its arrival.
Since all stations are announced in Italian andin English, the scheme of the Milan Metro in Russian can often only confuse the tourist and he does not recognize the desired name. In the colors of subway lines used on maps, all trains and trains are decorated.
More about subway lines for tourists
The Metro of Milan, whose scheme we describe, hastheir secrets. So, the red line goes from "Sesto Maggio" and after the split has two terminal stations - "Fiera" and "Biscele". It is the most interesting for tourists, because it is located near the main attractions of the city. This is the cathedral of the Duomo, and the La Scala theater, and the Victor-Emmanuel galleries, and various museums and exhibitions.
Yellow and green branches are good for those whothese very attractions want to quickly get to the station. After all, they pass through the central railway station of the city. And the purple branch is the most modern. There are no people, and its trains are fully automatic. It passes between the stations "Binyamy" and "Stadium Saint-Siro."
Tickets for the "subway"
So, according to the metro scheme of Milan, you found the necessarystation and direction, and also planned their way. Now you need to think about which ticket to buy to get there. If your station is located on one of the branches, then you simply buy an ordinary city ticket. It costs one and a half euros and it works 90 minutes after you stamp it in the car. But you can not change it on another line. Therefore, if you must make the transition between the branches, it is better to buy two or three tickets.
In the event that you live in Milan severaldays and often use public transport, get "karne" - 10 tickets at once. Or buy a travel document that is valid for a day or two. It allows you to make transplants between the lines. By the way, these tickets are valid not only for the Milan Metro, but also for any kind of public transport. After all, the company ATM, which owns the "subway", owns a network of trams, buses and electric trains of the city.